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I don't understand Hidden Power. Is it stronger than Psychic?

#1CruelBuffaloPosted 10/15/2013 5:27:23 PM
I only ask that because my pokemon has a "Psychic" hidden power and I wanted to know if it's better to just use the move Psychic or use the Hidden Power. Thanks
#2Legendary_MusasPosted 10/15/2013 5:27:51 PM
HP is 60 Bp, Psychic is 90.
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#3CruelBuffalo(Topic Creator)Posted 10/15/2013 5:30:14 PM
So what's the point of hidden power?
#4CharizardFirePosted 10/15/2013 5:31:01 PM
From: CruelBuffalo | #003
So what's the point of hidden power?

Its type changes based on the user's IVs. It's not always a Psychic-type move.
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#5Legendary_MusasPosted 10/15/2013 5:31:31 PM
Depending on your IVs it can be any type.

Very useful for coverage when a particular Pokemon doesn't get a lot of diverse moves.
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#6The_VulcanPosted 10/15/2013 5:31:31 PM
Depending on the pokemon it can cover a type your pokemon normaly can't learn such as a fire type learning an ice move.
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#7xtdg134Posted 10/15/2013 5:31:32 PM
You can get better type coverage with it, since it's a different type for each Pokemon. You can get an attack Type that a certain Pokemon might not normally have access.
#8BalloonBattle05Posted 10/15/2013 5:32:05 PM
For type coverage.
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#9the_dookyPosted 10/15/2013 5:32:26 PM
It can be any type (except Normal) and can be learned by almost everything, so a Psychic Hidden Power on a Pokemon that doesn't learn any Psychic attacks could be useful. But if it can already learn a better attack of that type, there's no use for it.
#10saintkdPosted 10/15/2013 5:32:45 PM
It's a move that any pokemon can learn. And some pokemon dont have much better moves than it.

Also it can be a completely surprising type for the pokemon it's on so it can catch peole out with a super effective attack of a type it normally couldnt learn.
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